Projektteam – volunteerism
Nachhaltige Entwicklung – Agenda 2030 / SDGs mit Schwerpunkt Digitalisierung und Jobs Skills

We are young non-governmental organization based in Vienna, Austria. Our vision is to empower local citizens to know, understand, secure and enforce their roles, responsibilities, and engagements in the success of the SDGs in order to reach a better world – a world of economic and social justice. Therefore, KFDWB recommends skills and knolwedge for development at the core of the implementation of UN SDGs & Agenda 2030. The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) at its Coordination and management meeting of 6 June 2019 adopted the recommendation of the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) to grant special consultative status to our organization, Knowledge for Development Without Borders (KFDWB). This status entitles KFDWB to designate official representatives to the United Nations Headquarters in New York and the United Nations offices in Geneva and Vienna. Besides KFDWBs primary objective of promoting the implementation of the SDGs, KFDWB acts also as a platform that provides people with the relevant knowledge and (business) skills required to alleviate global challenges at the local level. KFDWB motivates, empowers and engages people to become part of the implementation of the SDGs process and to assume active roles in shaping their communities and societies, thus literally becoming development agents. We are focusing on a proactive and inclusive approach to develop digital competences. We think that if the digitalisation is used correctly and by making its resources available to all users, it can be transformed into a multiplier of the good and an enabling factor for the creation of global justice and a more sustainable world. We haveseen that some solutions are already available in part, but many people are not informed and struggle to insert them into an overall picture and towards a goal. In this sense, we believe in the enormous power of connecting people and providing them with the right tools. The 2030 Agenda is universal, applying to all countries and actors. That is why our 2020 – Projektteam – volunteerism und teamwork – “Nachhaltige Entwicklung – Agenda 2030 / SDGs mit Schwerpunkt Digitalisierung und Jobs Skills in Österreich” are convinced of the necessity of making its objectives palpable for all strata of society and to involve all stakeholders.

UN SDGs & Agenda 2030

KFDWB has developed videos using e-learning software to describe each SDG and what skills and development training can contribute towards their achievement. The contribution of KFDWB in this regard is explained and celebrated. Below you can find a series of videos (Video materials that demonstrate how skills and development training helps young people to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda) which explain how knowledge and skills are essential to achieving the UN SDGs Agenda 2030. The advantages of skills and knowledge for young people in the developing world are highlighted especially. KFDWB believes that empowering these young people and putting skills and knowledge at the heart of the SDGs and the 2030 Agenda, go hand-in-hand. KFDWB aspires to be a trailblazer in promoting effective ways of putting the SDGs into practice.


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